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Ponca City Travel Guide, Oklahoma

Ponca City, OK US – Overview: Seeped In Oil as a Counterfoil against Time

Ponca City is steeped in Native American tradition. Oil fields of the city have given it the privilege of being an important dot on the world map. Moreover, its area is lined with an enterprising demography aiming to bring a multiracial touch.

Ponca City Location

Ponca City is located in north central Oklahoma some 29 kilometers from the Kansas border. The city is next to Arkansas River.

Ponca City Climate

The climate of Ponca City is quite pleasant. Temperature and precipitation grids for the city offers moderate climate throughout the year. Wind speed can fluctuate and temperature is the highest in the month of July.

Ponca City People

The city has 84 percent of white population, which is followed by the populace of African Americans. Native American and lastly the Asians closely match up. The people are a cosmopolitan bunch looking to bring industrial prosperity through hard work. The people can also be laid back at times of revelry. Though it is racially segregated, racism has not reared its ugly head. Native Americans hugely influence the Culture of Ponca City.

Ponca City Economy

Ponca City has been instrumentally shaped by its petroleum industry. This means that it arose each time there has been a rise in petroleum needs and fallen each time there has been a dearth of it. Conoco Philips, one among the largest five petroleum companies, operates from Ponca City. The city is receiving various grants for its quick and expeditious growth.

Ponca City Transportation

Oklahoma department of tourism looks up to the needs of Ponca City transportation. The regional airport lies 2 miles from the north west of the central business district and connects it to Oklahoma and the United States in general. Bus transport is ably promoted by the tourism department and buses ply frequently.

Ponca City Education

Educationally, Ponca City has its own veritable quality. Its Pioneer Technology Center is one of the most reputed technology centers of the country. Apart from this, there are many public schools imparting top grade education. St. Mary’s Catholic School provides for the education of local catholic students.

The Society of Native American culture takes care of much of the cultural interests of Ponca City. The museum is interplay of ideas and binds it to the present day values. If petroleum continues to do well, there is no looking back for Ponca City.

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